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PacNet #10B – The China Factor in Taiwan’s Presidential Election

March 4, 2004

As the countdown for the presidential election narrows, the competition between the pan-blue and pan-green camps is reaching a boiling point. As if to top things off, on Feb. 28, there was a peace rally to form a human chain “hand in hand across Taiwan,” and of course, then there is also the forthcoming public referendum. How is Beijing likely to view all of this?